The University of Wisconsin-Superior provides a variety of opportunities for men and women to participate in intercollegiate athletics at the NCAA Division III level. The purpose of the athletic programs is to enrich the student's collegiate experience. The student is expected to place a priority on academics while participating in an outstanding athletic program, thus striving for excellence as a student and as an athlete. The athletic programs are not scholarship-based. Scholarships received by athletes are on the basis of academic performance and leadership.


UW-Superior intercollegiate athletic programs are intended to enrich both the student-athlete and the university community. Through the athletic programs, the university strives to provide the following:  

1. A healthy, competitive and professionally supervised athletic experience for student-athletes.


2. An array of programs that encourage wide involvement of students either as student-athletes or spectators.


3. A co-curricular laboratory for students interested in related areas such as physical education, coaching, officiating, advertising, sports medicine, broadcasting and recreation that complements the academic programs of the university.


4. Equal opportunity for men and women student-athletes to participate in competitive intercollegiate sports in each of the three major seasons.

Athletic Staff

Steve Nelson - Athletic Director

Lynne Deadrick - Assistant Athletic Director

David Kroll - Athletic Trainer

Dan Laughlin - Communications Director


Sports and Head Coaches

Baseball - Chris Vito

Basketball, Men's - TBA

Basketball, Women's - TBA

Cross Country, Men's - Paul Nisius

Cross Country, Women's - Paul Nisius

Golf - Roger Plachta

Hockey, Men's - Dan Stauber

Hockey, Women's - Dan Laughlin

Soccer, Men's - Chris Perez

Soccer, Women's - Chris Perez

Softball - Roger Plachta

Track/Field, Men's - Paul Nisius

Track/Field, Women's - Paul Nisius

Volleyball - Lynne Deadrick



UW-Superior is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, Northern Collegiate Hockey Association, and the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.



The Health & Wellness Center houses the Health and Human Performance Department, athletic programs, and student fitness and recreation facilities. The building includes a field house with indoor track, 3,000-seat Mortorelli Gymnasium, fitness center, weight room, racquetball courts, climbing wall, swimming pool, dance studio, faculty and coaches' offices, and offices for the student recreation and intramural programs.


Other athletic facilities include Wessman Arena, which houses the men's and women's hockey teams; Ted Whereatt Field, home to the baseball team; and a soccer field for the men's and women's soccer teams. UW-Superior has agreements for use of softball fields and golf courses in the city.